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Spokane employment jumps by 3,300

Employment in Spokane County jumped by more than 3,300 in August, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent from 8.8 pecent in July, and August 2009.

The rate for Washington held steady at 8.9 percent seasonally adjusted, and 8.8 percent unadjusted.

The rate for the United States, also seasonally adjusted, was 9.6 percent.

Total payrolls statewide declined by 2,000 due to a 2,900 reduction in government employment, one-half of that Census workers. Private employer added 900 jobs.

In Spokane, 215,690 were employed, up from 212,340 in July. In August 2009, 215,240 had jobs.

 




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